MSP/VMS Is GOOD for Your (Boutique) Staffing Firm

The world of contingent staffing is black and white. There is no gray. There are staffing firms that embrace managed service provider (MSP) programs (such as those managed by companies ...

Food for Thought When Considering a VMS

Are you wondering whether adopting a vendor management system is right for your program? Start with what type of service you need from your staffing providers. Some buyer needs are ...

Classifying the Contingent: How VMS Technology Supports Compliance & Risk Mitigation Efforts

Government regulations coupled with employee protection laws affect all individuals engaged in an employer-employee relationship, regardless of classification or type. While multiple ...

The Impact of Mobility on Contingent Labor Programs

In recent years, the pervasiveness of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets in the enterprise has changed the workplace. Users are now leveraging cloud services mobility to perform ...

Total Talent Solutions: Technology Enables Efficiency and Effectiveness

For integrated talent acquisition solutions to work, it was clear that technology is a key factor. Ever since Y2K closed out the 20th century and the IT industry propelled us into ...

Fieldglass Acquisition Validates Contingent Workforce Management Industry

It’s been six weeks since the announcement came out that SAP would acquire Fieldglass. The news was exciting. The biggest of the big guys — which VMS providers have been painstakingly ...

Leveling the Field: How Many Job Orders Are Driven through VMS?

In our North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report, “A Numbers Game,” released in February, we analyzed a variety of industry benchmarks gleaned from a survey of 1,337 ...

ACA: Who Should Pick Up the Tab?

Larry David, on his TV show Curb Your Enthusiasm, has a gift for finding humor in awkward situations. One running gag is about Larry having dinner with a friend who always seems to ...

Do You Have a Plan B If Your VMS Provider is Sold?

You have just learned that the company providing your contingent workforce vendor management system (VMS) has been acquired. What impact will that have on you? The sad truth is that ...

The Confusing World of the Contingent Worker: “Time Worked”

As temporary workers increasingly represent a larger portion of the workforce, companies who retain the services of staffing agencies tend to focus on issues like pay rate, mark-up ...

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